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We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our
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for this position.
The Department of Applied Physics and Materials Sciences (APMS)
invites applications for an instructor position to support its
undergraduate programs to begin August 16, 2021. Candidates with
backgrounds in physics and material science are invited to apply.
This position will teach both lower-division and upper-division
undergraduate classes and laboratories in the Physics. There is no
research workload or expectation associated with this teaching
position. This position is a one year appointment. The duty
location is the Flagstaff Mountain Campus.
Applied Physics and Materials Science are rapidly developing
transdisciplinary fields primarily focused on the application of
physical phenomena to technology design and discovery of advanced
functional materials. The Department of Applied Physics and
Materials Science at Northern Arizona University offers multiple
degree paths in these areas including a bachelor’s degree in
Physics, a bachelor’s degree in Physics and Astronomy
(astrophysics), a master’s degree in Applied Physics, and a
doctoral degree in Applied Physics and Materials Science.
- The minimum qualifications include both an earned Bachelor’s
- An earned Master’s OR Ph.D. degree in Physics or a
closely-related field, conferred by the start date of
(1) a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field,
(2) teaching experience at the college or university level,
specifically in Physics,
(3) demonstrated experience with instructional design, effective
pedagogy, and innovative learning methodologies,
(4) excellent communication skills,
(5) experience working with people from a variety of culturally
diverse backgrounds, and
(6) significant professional experience as a physicist in an
industry, government, or academic setting.
Northern Arizona University is a 29,569-student institution with
its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about
70,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU’s
emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate
programs and research as well as distance learning. All faculty
members are expected to promote student learning and help students
achieve academic outcomes.
The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and
For information about diversity, access, and equity at NAU, see the
Center for University Access and Inclusion
Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the
following: a criminal background investigation, an employment
history verification and a degree verification (in some cases)
prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a
fingerprint background check.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is
required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that
assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in
the United States.
Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an
Annual Security Report
. The report is a result of a federal
law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable
crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years
and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep
students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other
emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the
Fire Safety Report
is combined with the Annual Security Report
for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus
student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and
procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for
fires that occurred in those facilities.
If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact
the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the
department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.
$40,000-$48,000 Commensurate with experience and
This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit
package including generous health, dental and vision insurance;
participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the
Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10
holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and
qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is
available at the NAU HR
Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms
of the Conditions of Faculty Service
. Employees offered a
position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's
BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll
in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first
day of the pay period following their completed enrollment.
If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System
(ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the
long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on
the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New
employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan
(ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on
the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that
accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period
following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU
benefits is available at the NAU HR
This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of
applications will begin on July 22, 2021.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at
the end of the job description if viewing this position through the
NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply,
proceed to nau.jobs
follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate
, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the
Application must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting your
particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum
vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; and (4) names and
contact information for three references. Save all items as PDF
If you need assistance completing your application there are
instructions available on the HR website
or in person in the Human Resources
Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner
of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable
accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact
the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006
or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair
Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or
compensatory time for additional time worked.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities,
veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements
NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps,
and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.